At 4:16 p.m. EST, hatches were opened between the International Space Station and space shuttle Discovery, beginning the joint phase of the STS-133 mission. The STS-133 crew were greeted and welcomed aboard the complex by members of Expedition 26.
The launch of space shuttle Endeavour on STS-134 tops the video highlights of Flight Day 1; Endeavour's crew commanded by Mark Kelly will spend 16 days on its visit to the International Space Station. The launch of space shuttle Endeavour on STS-134 tops the video highlights of Flight Day 1; Endeavour's crew commanded by Mark Kelly will spend 16 days on its visit to the International Space Station. Topic: What -- Space Shuttle Endeavour
Cameras mounted on the International Space Station captured new views of Hurricane Irene as it churned across the Bahamas at 3:47 p.m. EDT on August 25, 2011. Irene, which is a massive and powerful category 3 hurricane, is moving north-northwest toward a likely brush with the outer banks of North Carolina Saturday before tracking up the mid-Atlantic states and a possible path over the metropolitan New York area and New England late this weekend. Topics: Where -- Bahamas, Where -- New York, Where -- North Carolina
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 28 Flight Engineer Satoshi Furukawa of the Japan Exploration Aerospace Agency discussed the progress of his mission with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan during an in-flight conversation Aug. 23, 2011. Furukawa has been aboard the station since June and will return to Earth in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in mid-November. Topics: Where -- Japan, What -- Earth
Former astronaut John Grunsfeld, now NASA's Associate Administrator for Science, helps kickoff the Washington regional FIRST robotics competition at the D.C. Convention Center. FIRST, "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology," has more than 50-thousand high school students competing in regional challenges using robots they built in six weeks from a common kit of parts. The national finals are slated for April 25 through 28 in St. Louis. Topics: Where -- Washington, Who -- John Grunsfeld, NASA, Grunsfeld, FIRST, robotics Source: http://youtu.be/jd5aGcT5d0o
NASA commercial partner, SpaceX, is a step closer on its planned journey to the International Space Station. After its rollout to Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was lifted into place for a static engine fire test simulating launch. The exercise ended with all nine engines firing at full power for two seconds. The successful test clears the way for Falcon 9's upcoming demonstration flight to the ISS as part of NASA's plan for... Topics: Where -- Kazakhstan, Where -- Florida, Where -- Russia, Who -- Gennady Padalka, NASA, This, Week Source: http://youtu.be/q99Lv66eiVk
Spacewalkers Steve Bowen and Al Drew installed and swapped out several pieces of equipment and repaired or removed thermal insulation outside the International Space Station. They also "filled" a special bottle with space for a Japanese education payload. The bottle will be part of a museum exhibit for public viewing.
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank of NASA and NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit answered questions submitted on YouTube about life and work on the orbital laboratory during an in-flight event on Feb. 8.
When astronaut Tim Kopra was injured in a bicycle accident, astronaut Steve Bowen was assigned to STS-133. With only six weeks until launch, Bowen has been training at the Johnson Space Center for the mission and the two spacewalks he will perform. In this episode of NASA Behind the Scenes, Bowen talks about hearing the news and becoming the first American astronaut to fly back-to-back missions and undergo the shortest training time since Apollo 13. Topic: What -- Apollo 13
As the International Space Station Program completes 10 years of continuous human presence, administrators and former crewmembers discuss its past, present and future. The first residents, astronaut Bill Shepherd and cosmonauts Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko came aboard the ISS on Nov. 2, 2000 on Expedition 1. Topics: Who -- Yuri Gidzenko, Who -- Sergei Krikalev
The Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft and its booster were moved to its launch pad on a railcar Oct. 5 for final preparations prior to its launch Oct. 8 to the International Space Station. The Soyuz will carry Expedition 25 Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri, NASA Flight Engineer Scott Kelly and Russian Flight Engineer Oleg Skripochka to the orbiting laboratory. The trio will spend six months on the complex, joining station Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Shannon Walker,... Topics: Who -- Fyodor Yurchikhin, Who -- Scott Kelly, Who -- Alexander Kaleri
Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Shannon Walker and Doug Wheelock discussed their mission with Voice of America and ABC News during a pair of in-flight interviews on Sept. 14. Caldwell Dyson is scheduled to return to Earth on Sept. 23, to complete more than five months in space. Topic: What -- Earth
NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have joined to share resources and expertise on three future science missions to Mars. In three separate robotic missions (the first in 2016), both agencies will study the possibility of past life on the Red Planet, as well as test communications relays and other geochemical and biological mysteries. The third mission, in the 2020's, will return to Earth a sample taken from the Martian surface. Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Mars
NASA's newest rover Curiosity is getting ready to leave Earth. It's destination: Gale crater on Mars. Today's story from Science@NASA explains the attraction of this Martian crater with a strangely-sculpted mountain the middle. Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Mars, What -- Crater
Europe's Rosetta spacecraft is en route to intercept a comet-- and to make history. In 2014, Rosetta will enter orbit around 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and land a probe on it for a front row seat as the comet heads toward the sun Topics: What -- Rosetta, What -- Sun
The European Space Agency has successfully launched its third Automated Transfer Vehicle. The cargo ferry, named Edoardo Amaldi for the Italian physicist and spaceflight pioneer, was sent on its way to the International Space Station atop an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The ATV brings essential supplies and propellant to the ISS, as well as the ability to re-boost the station's altitude. ATV Edoardo Amaldi follows the two highly successful supply missions... Topics: What -- Jules Verne, Where -- French Guiana, NASA, This, Week Source: http://youtu.be/42DIYPyjado
Dr. Mike Duncan, one of four NASA personnel who aided in the rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners from an underground chamber, presents "Chilean Miner Rescue: the NASA Experience." Duncan talks about the team's efforts in Chile, and its subsequent visit to the White House. Topic: Where -- Chile
President Obama talks with all twelve Discovery and International Space Station crew members about their missions and the importance of their work in space. Joining the president at the White House was NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. Topic: Who -- Charles Bolden
Much of the technology we rely on daily was developed by NASA for space exploration and then adapted or enhanced for use here on Earth. This includes many technologies used in schools, homes, cars, computers and industry. The Singer Norah Jones and astronaut Piers Sellers talk about NASA technology that increases production and use of clean energy, fuel efficiency, reduction of carbon footprints, and the study and understanding of climate change. Topics: What -- Earth, Who -- Piers Sellers
A special space science presentation at NASA Headquarters highlights the contributions of the two Voyager spacecraft as they continue their multi-decade journey to the boundaries of our solar system and beyond. Topics: What -- Voyager, Where -- NASA Headquarters
A veteran of four space flights, Lindsey has logged more than 1,203 hours in space. He served as pilot on STS-87 in 1997 and STS-95 in 1998, and was the mission commander on STS-104 in 2001 and STS-121 in 2006. Lindsey is a native of the greater Los Angeles area. Topics: What -- STS-87, What -- STS-104, What -- STS-121, What -- STS-95, Where -- Los Angeles
Stott, who calls Clearwater, Fla. her hometown, completed her first long duration space flight as a Flight Engineer on the ISS Expeditions 20 and 21 crews. She launched to the International Space Station on the Space Shuttle Discovery with the crew of STS-128 on August 28, 2009. Nicole performed one spacewalk along with her STS-128 crewmate Danny Olivas with a total duration of 6 hours and 39 minutes. She returned on the Space Shuttle Atlantis with the crew of STS-129 on November 29, 2009,...
After launching in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft to the International Space Station, Russian cosmonaut and Expedition 30 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko, NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers arrived at the complex on Dec. 23, docking their craft to the Rassvet module on the Russian segment of the complex. A few hours after docking to the station, Kononenko, Pettit and Kuipers were greeted by three other crew members on the outpost, station... Topic: Who -- Oleg Kononenko
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank discussed the first weeks of his four-month mission on the complex with a reporter from cable news outlet Bay News 9 in St. Petersburg, Fla., during an in-flight interview on Nov. 29.
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly, the brother-in-law of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), discussed the aftermath of the Tucson shooting tragedy and Giffords' rehabilitation in Houston during a series of in-flight interviews Jan. 25, 2011, with anchors from MSNBC's "Daily Rundown" program, CNN's "American Morning" program and CBS' "The Early Show". Topic: Who -- Scott Kelly
NASA's Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory mission's two spacecraft achieve lunar orbit at beginning of new year and begin their study of the moon, from crust to core. Also, FIRST season starts; Booster Day; Commander's Comet; Booms and Whispers; and Curiosity's RAD! Also, Aggies get shuttle sim; Butch & The Titans; and STS-81 anniversary. Topics: What -- Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, What -- STS-81, What -- SIM, What -- Moon
Expedition 30 astronauts Dan Burbank and Don Pettit discuss how they spent their Christmas vacation and enjoy talking to an Inside the ISS mystery guest. Topics: NASA, ISS, Burbank, Pettit, Expedition, 30 Source: http://youtu.be/3bk_WKF5gCc
Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli discussed their mission on the International Space Station with students gathered at the Central Florida Aerospace Academy in Lakeland, Fla., during an in-flight educational event on Jan. 11, 2011. Topics: Who -- Scott Kelly, Where -- Florida
On Tuesday, March 27 at the Aero Club of Washington's luncheon held at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden updated the audience on the latest NASA initiatives and the agency's Fiscal Year 2013 budget request. The Aero Club fosters interest in aeronautics and hosts regular forums to discuss issues with leaders in the field. NASA's proposed FY 2013 budget was released in February 2012. Includes b-roll and speech excerpts from Bolden. For more info: www.nasa.gov. Topics: Where -- Washington, Who -- Charles Bolden, NASA, Administrator, Bolden, Aero, Club Source: http://youtu.be/A7IA0MJqXjg
Aboard the International Space Station, the new Commander of the complex, NASA's Dan Burbank, discuss the start of his four months on the orbital laboratory, and how he and his crewmates are spending Thanksgiving in an in-flight interview November 23, 2011 with reporters from CBS News.
Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum, a native of McAllen, Texas, discussed his work and research aboard the International Space Station with reporters from nearby hometown television stations KRGV-TV in Weslaco and KVEO-TV in Brownsville, during a pair of in-flight interviews on Oct. 11, 2011. Fossum is scheduled to return to Earth in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft on Nov. 22 after almost six months in space. Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Texas
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank of NASA discusses the progress of his mission aboard the orbital laboratory and the upcoming holiday season in an in-flight interview with KPRC-TV in Houston, TX on Dec. 13.
Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank of NASA and Flight Engineers Don Pettit of NASA and Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency discuss life and work aboard the International Space Station during a question and answer session with students gathered in Durham, N.C., April 25 as part of the space station program's "Destination: Station" traveling exhibit touring the Research Triangle area of the Tarheel State. Topics: NASA, ISS, E30, Destination, Station Source: http://youtu.be/pBPUBHyArxk
Technicians inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida remove foam insulation and test sensors from around space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank on Dec. 23. More x-ray type scans of the ET's intertank area will help verify the repair and cause of cracks on the tops of two 21-foot-long, U-shaped aluminum brackets that scuttled Discovery's launch attempt on Nov. 5. Topics: What -- ETS, Where -- Florida
Space shuttle Atlantis performs a Roll Pitch Maneuver, or back flip (sped up here), as it arrives at the International Space Station so the station's crew can video the orbiter's underside. The view will help the STS-132 mission team in Houston assess the status of Atlantis' protective tiles and whether the orbiter is ready to make a safe return to Earth. Topic: What -- Earth
At an altitude of 218 statute miles, cameras outside the International Space Station captured views of Tropical Storm Fiona at 3:10 p.m. EDT and, on the next orbit of the Earth, of Hurricane Earl at 4:45 p.m. EDT on Sept. 1 as the two systems churned over the north Atlantic. At the time the video was obtained, Fiona was packing winds of 60 miles an hour north off the Lesser Antilles, moving northwest. Earl was bordering on a Category 4 hurricane, with winds of 125 miles an hour as it moved... Topics: Where -- Bahamas, What -- Earth
Paul McCartney and Beatles favorite "Good Day Sunshine" greet the Atlantis crew of Chris Ferguson, Doug Hurley, Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim first thing on Flight Day 8. Sir Paul and the Beatles' music have awakened a dozen past shuttle crews. "Good Day Sunshine" was played for two Discovery crews of STS-121 and STS-128. On learning the popular Beatles song was used to rouse the shuttle crew of STS-121, McCartney treated the Expedition 12 crew aboard the International Space... Topics: What -- Earth, What -- STS-121, Where -- California, Who -- Rex Walheim
Members of the International Space Station's Expedition 28 are queried in-flight by KBTX-TV, Bryan-College Station, Texas, and the New York Daily News. www.nasa.gov/station Topics: Where -- New York, Where -- Texas
At the Johnson Space Center, astronauts Drew Feustel, Mike Fincke and Greg Chamitoff have been making final preparations for their upcoming spacewalks on STS-134. In this episode of "NASA Behind the Scenes," Feustel and Fincke talk about the mission and how they're getting ready for the last scheduled spacewalks by a shuttle crew. Fincke also explains the differences between Russian and American spacesuits.
Mission managers held their prelaunch news conference on Feb. 23 to update the status of STS-133. The space shuttle mission to the International Space Station is slated to begin Feb. 24 with the launch of Discovery at 4:50 p.m. Eastern. Weather is expected to remain favorable.
The Kennedy Space Center hosted several events to celebrate 50 years of Americans in orbit. John Glenn, the first to achieve the goal, made his three-orbit flight in Friendship 7 on February 20, 1962. Three months later, fellow Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter followed Glenn with his flight aboard Aurora 7 on May 24, 1962. Glenn and Carpenter spoke to employees and met with the media sharing stories about their adventures. Glenn also received a congratulatory message from the crew aboard The... Topics: Where -- Mercury, Where -- Ohio, Who -- Charles Bolden, Who -- Scott Carpenter, What -- Moon,... Source: http://youtu.be/8wwgZRsA_eE
At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Russian ISS Progress 40 cargo ship launched at 11:11 a.m. EDT (9:11 p.m. Baikonur time) on Oct. 27, for a three-day journey to the International Space Station. Carrying 2 ∏ tons of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 25 crew, the Progress is scheduled to dock to the Pirs Docking Compartment Oct. 30, just two days before the scheduled Nov. 1 launch of space shuttle Discovery to the orbital complex on the STS-133 mission. Topics: What -- Progress 40, Where -- Kazakhstan